Oil painting: Frances Holburne nee Ball (1719–1761), school of Sir Joshua Reynolds, c.1760

Key information

Museum number

A171

Object

Oil painting: Frances Holburne nee Ball (1719–1761), school of Sir Joshua Reynolds, c.1760

Gallery label

The three family portraits (A97, A171, A80) above hung in Sir William Holburne’s Dining Room at Cavendish Crescent in Bath.

Mrs Francis Holburne (1719–1761)
School of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792)
Oil on canvas, c.1760

Sir William’s grandmother Frances was raised in Barbados where her father, Guy Ball, owned plantations. She was first married to Edward Lascelles who was a Collector of Customs in Barbados as well as a plantation owner. Her eldest son inherited Harewood House, Yorkshire, from a cousin and became the first Earl of Harewood. As a widow, she married, in Barbados, Admiral Francis Holburne who managed two of her first husband’s plantations.

A171

On display?

Yes
image a171 mrs francis holburne pcf

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